What Is Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil?

Our Organic Purified/Deodorised Coconut Oil is a fantastic alternative to raw virgin coconut oil. It has been uniquely processed to create a high-quality cooking oil with minimal coconut flavour or aroma and a high smoking point, making it extremely versatile in the kitchen!

Since virgin coconut oil has been cold pressed from pure fresh coconut flesh using minimal heat and processing, it retains a strong, natural coconut taste and smell. This can make raw, virgin coconut oil seem overpowering for some food dishes, turning people away from using coconut oil in their recipes. That is why our Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil is the perfect alternative - plus it doesn't contain any added nasties!



HOW IS PURIFIED & DEODORISED COCONUT OIL MADE?

So how do we produce an almost flavourless and odourless coconut oil without added nasties?

Firstly, virgin coconut oil is made by cold pressing fresh coconut meat, whereas a refined coconut oil typically uses copra (dried coconut meat). The copra used in our Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil has been quick-dried with a hot air drier, reducing the risk of bacteria and mould inhabiting the coconut flesh as it dries. Some refined coconut oils are made using copra that has been dried using a wood fire, however this is a cheaper method that requires the oil to be bleached. The bleaching is done by filtering the oil through clays to remove any impurities and colour. Whilst there is usually no chemical contamination or residuals, this is a processing step that can be avoided.

To release the oil for our own Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil, the copra is cold expeller-pressed. The oil is then dry steamed to deodorise, however, during both stages the oil does not reach temperatures above 180oC. In other refined oils, chemical solvents such as hexane, or high temperatures may be used to extract oil from the copra.



WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PURIFIED & DEODORISED COCONUT OIL?

Higher Smoke Point

Every cooking fat, whether it is butter or oil, has a smoke point: a temperature at which it stops bubbling and starts to burn and smoke. When heated past its smoke point, that fat starts to break down, releasing harmful free radicals and giving your food a bitter taste.

Many unrefined oils are packed with minerals, enzymes, and other compounds that don't react well with heat (low smoke point) and tend to be susceptible to rancidity; these are the oils best-suited to drizzling, dressings, and lower temperature cooking.

Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil has a smoke point of 230oC, compared to Virgin Raw Coconut Oil which is 175oC. This higher smoke point makes this oil a suitable option for high-temperature cooking and frying.



HOW TO USE PURIFIED & DEODORISED COCONUT OIL?


As Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil has a high smoke point with very little coconut flavour or aroma, this makes it a versatile oil for all cooking purposes! This oil is perfect for high-heat baking, cooking, deep frying, use in dressings, sauces or as a butter substitute.

Coconut oil is also a great ingredient in natural and homemade beauty remedies, providing moisture and shine to both skin and hair!



WHERE TO BUY PURIFIED/DEODORISED COCONUT OIL?

Organic Purified & Deodorised Coconut Oil is available from our online shop and our Alexandria (Sydney) store in 500ml, 1L and 5L sizes.

16th Aug 2019 Honest to Goodness

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